Film Events

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2012 / Canada / Documentary / 108 min / Rated PG
Sarah Polley's documentary Stories We Tell finds the director/actress exploring a family secret. She had discovered a few years earlier that her biological father was not actually the person she knew as her father; in an effort to fully understand this long-held family secret, Polley interviews every member of her family, and had the man she thought of as her dad write his version of events and record it, using him reading his...

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

"Federico Fellini’s career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius’s classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero. An episodic barrage of sexual licentiousness, godless violence, and eye-catching grotesquerie, Fellini Satyricon follows the exploits of two pansexual young men—the handsome scholar Encolpius and his vulgar, insatiably lusty friend Ascyltus—as they move through a landscape...

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. (USA|2016|108mins)
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"Beautifully made and smartly set at the beginning of Belgian King Leopold II's rapacious colonization of the Congo in the 1880s, this is certainly the best live-...

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and may include adult (rating of 17+) content. The Hawthorne Library closes at 8:00 pm. The screening room will remain open and films will be shown until approx. 9:00-9:30. Restrooms and water bubbler will be accessible, but if you wish to check out, you will need to do so before 8:00 pm.

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302

Experience the struggles of chronically homeless men in Milwaukee as a former federal agent takes you from the streets through the justice system in the film 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle. Discussion and Q&A with director Faith Kohler and producer Jessica Farrell to follow the film. View the film trailer at

This event is held as part of the UW-Madison Go Big Read program....

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 6:30pm
Hawthorne Library

On November 1, Matthew Desmond, author of this year's Go Big Read book, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City", will give a talk at the Memorial Union. If you can't make it there, catch up with this encore presentation, where a recording of the event will be shown.

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library

THE AGE OF LOVE follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it's an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change—or don't change—from first love to the far reaches of life.

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

After an 11-year old tomboy joins the school dance team, an outbreak strikes the dancers one by one with mysterious bouts of convulsions that leave each of them profoundly changed. (USA|2016|71mins)

“The Fits frames adolescence as a type of contagion to tell the story of Toni, an 11-year old tomboy who spends her days training with her boxer brother Jermaine until the day the school dance team catches her eye. Just after Toni joins up, an...

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Prophecy is a 1979 American horror film directed by John Frankenheimer. The film follows an environmental agent and his wife filing a report on a paper mill in the river, not knowing that the paper mill's waste made a local bear mutated, having the bear turn rampant in the wilderness.Watch the trailer here:

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

"I’m gonna do what I didn’t the first time to change everything!" Erased is a sci-fi thriller series based on the award winning manga series (2014 Manga Taisho Award) by Kei Sanbe. 29-year old Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who works part time as a pizza delivery man. But he has a secret ability which he names "Revival." This ability allows Satoru to go back in time to prevent life-threatening incidents from happening. Now a series of tragic incidents are unfolding...